What we do

We protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 28 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. Industry Security Notice (ISN)

    • Guidance
  2. Otterburn firing times

    • Guidance

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. Forces Help to Buy Scheme monthly statistics: 2017

    • Official Statistics
  2. MOD trade, industry and contracts: 2017

    • National Statistics

See all our statistics

Our ministers

Our senior military officials

Our management

Contact MOD

Office address



Service Records and Subject Access Request enquiries

For more information follow the link above.

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks


Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood

BS34 8JH

MOD copyright licensing information

Low flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain.

Ask Defence

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building


Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD confidential hotline

The Ministry of Defence has a confidential hotline that you can use to raise concerns about fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct.

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags

L2 3YL

Veterans UK

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks


Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
  3. Make a new request by contacting us at:

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building


Not to be used for requesting your own information (Subject Access Request), Service records including for deceased relatives, or pension enquiries.

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication Scheme in the link above.

High profile groups within MOD

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.